A toff from the World Science Festival wants us all to “stop believing in evolution”
|August 9, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, News|
Evolution is nothing more than a fairly simple way of understanding what is unquestionably happening. You don’t believe in it — you either understand it or you don’t. But pretending evolution is a matter of faith can be a clever way to hijack the conversation, and pit it in a false duality against religion. And that’s how we end up with people decrying evolution, even as they eat their strawberries and pet their dogs, because they’ve been led to believe faith can only be held in one or the other.
Excuse us, but it is people who created laws and policies that demand belief in explicitly Darwinian evolution who created this problem. Who wrecked careers of skeptics.
Not dogs or strawberries.
But there’s no reason for people of faith to reject the mountains of data and the evidence of their own senses. Reconciling is easy: Believe, if you want to, that God set up the rules of evolution among His wonders, along with the laws of physics, and probability, and everything else we can see and measure for ourselves. But don’t deny evolution itself, or gravity, or the roundness of Earth. That’s just covering your eyes and ears. And only monkeys would do that.
This is so disgustingly patronizing, it is hard to even know how to account for it.
1. There is currently a pit of corruption in science ( retracted papers, etc.). We don’t know what to believe any more.
2. On what basis are we to believe “God set up the rules of evolution among His wonders”?
3. Who denies gravity, or the roundness of Earth? More relevant: Who actually funds this rubbish? Whose taxpayers work to pay for it?
Turns out, an ad man wrote this stuff. Darwin boys, try again, but this time with someone serious.
Nothing will change until we can have a discussion Darwin’s claims, not just “evolution.”